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Books of The Times: Michael Connelly’s 'The Burning Room' Revisits Harry Bosch 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:20:24 GMT 
    Michael Connelly continues his Harry Bosch series in “The Burning Room,” with a recent death that actually goes back a decade.








ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:59:44 GMT 
    A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.








ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:52:32 GMT 
    A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.








‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:36:01 GMT 
    James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.








Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:02 GMT 
    Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.








Authors Sign Up to Raise Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday Sales 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:59:04 GMT 
    The struggling chain recruited 100 prominent authors, including Donna Tartt, David Mitchell and Dan Brown, to each autograph about 5,000 copies of their latest books, which will be on sale at its stores nationwide.








William H. Scheide, 100, Philanthropist, Is Dead 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:43:58 GMT 
    Mr. Scheide devoted his life to philanthropic and artistic pursuits striking in their range and depth.


Books of The Times: ‘A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka,’ a Memoir 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:24:59 GMT 
    In “A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka,” Lev Golinkin recounts how his family fled Ukraine and started anew in the United States.


ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Deep Down Dark’ 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:02:16 GMT 
    Héctor Tobar discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.”








Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:40:19 GMT 
    Mr. Trevelyan’s books included a biography of Walter Raleigh and a look at the experiences of his many relatives in British India.


Books Of Style: Three New Books On Luxurious Cold-Weather Escapes 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:01:30 GMT 
    Three new books shed sun-drenched light on the world’s most luxurious cold-weather retreats, from Monte Carlo to the Caribbean to Palm Beach.








Atticus Lish’s Long Route to 'Preparation for the Next Life' 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:53:37 GMT 
    Atticus Lish, author of the well-received novel “Preparation for the Next Life,” took a circuitous path to his career.








ArtsBeat: Daniel Handler Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Comment at National Book Awards 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:46:55 GMT 
    The author, who hosted the awards ceremony Wednesday night, apologized profusely for what he described as a racist comment.








Critic's Take: The End of Biography 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:09:57 GMT 
    How can thousand-page biographies continue to compete for the attention of readers?


‘The Republic of Imagination,’ by Azar Nafisi 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:09:57 GMT 
    Azar Nafisi uses three classic novels as a window on American society.
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